Archive for April 5th, 2011

Did You Know? Countdown to Passover (04/05)

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011


Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore about
the Jewish Holiday of Passover

April 05 : 13 days till 1st night Passover

Did you know that Passover celebrates the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt?

On a broader level, the holiday also marks the birth of the Jewish nation, whose journey began with Moses leading them across the Red Sea and culminates with G-d* giving them the Torah on Mount Sinai fifty days later?

(*BTW – Did you know that Jews do not write the name G-d or L-rd? It has to do with the commandment about taking G-d’s name in vain. It is believed that if the name was written on a piece of paper and the paper was crumpled, discarded, or destroyed it would be considered a sin).

Spring has arrived and with it comes the eight-day Jewish holiday of freedom. It’s time to clean out your chametz, open up a box of matzah and set up for your seder. So join us for our Did You Know? countdown to Passover, which begins at sundown on Monday April 18, 2011.

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(April 05) Today we’re celebrating . . .  National Deep Dish Pizza Day

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Gino's East Four Cheese deep dish pizza by (monica)
National Deep Dish Pizza Day
A day to celebrate Chicago’s Deep Dish Pizza and the efforts to bring the Deep Dish Pizza nation-wide.

photo credit: via flickr

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